Repetto Experiences The MJ Effect
Michael Jackson’s death sent his fans on a buying spree—record stores have reported running out of Jackson albums, and almost three million downloads of the Gloved One’s singles had been recorded as of the end of last week. Fashion is feeling the Jackson effect, too. The Repetto shop in Paris has seen a huge uptick in sales of its Jackson jazz shoe, a pared-down patent leather loafer that comes in white or black. (Or ebony and ivory, if you prefer.) The kicks happen to be on-trend—loafers are staging a quiet comeback for Fall—and they’ll be all the moonwalking rage tomorrow, when Jackson’s funeral blows out L.A.’s Staples Center. White socks optional.